This year the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) has shoot up the cut-off marks for admission in IIT by nearly 30 per cent.
To qualify for IITs, the general category students must score over 476 marks out of 530. The scheduled castes students must score 447, scheduled tribes must score 452 and other reserved categories must score 469.
It is learnt that, this year 3.7 lakh students have appeared for the MPC Inter II year exams and only 1.24 lakh students have cleared the mark to figure in the top-20 percentile list.
According to the new norms issued by the IITs, students will get admissions in IITs only if they have appeared for both JEE (Advance) and JEE (Main). Only the top 1,50,000 rankers in JEE (Main) will be allowed to appear for JEE (Advanced). The top 1,50,000 rankers must also be figured in the top-20 percentile list in the 10+2 board exams, only then will they be eligible for admission to IITs.
Source: Deccan Chronicle